India arrests senior Kashmir leader under controversial law

India arrests senior Kashmir leader under controversial law

:: A Parliament member who is a senior pro-India politician in Indian-controlled Kashmir was arrested Monday under a controversial law that allows authorities to imprison someone for up to two years without More »

Saudi oil production cut by 50 percent after attacks: Energy minister

Saudi oil production cut by 50 percent after attacks: Energy minister

:: The latest attacks on Saudi Aramco oil facilities resulted in the halt of an estimated 5.7 million barrels of crude oil supplies, or about 50 percent of Saudi Aramco’s production, Saudi More »

Prince Khalid bin Salman meets with Yemeni President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi

Prince Khalid bin Salman meets with Yemeni President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi

:: Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid bin Salman met in Riyadh with Yemeni President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi, and conveyed to him the regards of King Salman and the Crown More »

Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman appointed Saudi Minister of Energy

Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman appointed Saudi Minister of Energy

:: On Sunday, Saudi Arabia announced that Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud would take on the role as Minister of Energy, replacing Khalid al-Falih. The appointment was announced by the More »

Turkey’s Erdogan defies pressure not to have nuclear warheads

Turkey’s Erdogan defies pressure not to have nuclear warheads

:: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday lashed out at pressure on some countries – including his own – not to acquire missiles with nuclear warheads. “Some (countries) have missiles with More »

 

Tag Archives: Kabul

Blast heard near US Embassy in Kabul on 9/11 anniversary

:: A large explosion has been heard in Afghanistan’s capital near the US Embassy shortly after midnight on the anniversary of the 9/11 attack on the United States. A plume of smoke rose early Wednesday over Kabul. An embassy employee

Taliban says it will continue fighting after Trump negotiations cancelled

:: The Taliban on Tuesday vowed to continue fighting against US forces in Afghanistan after President Donald Trump said talks with insurgents were “dead,” saying Washington would regret abandoning negotiations. “We had two ways to end the occupation in Afghanistan,

Taliban attack second Afghan city as US envoy says the deal is near

:: An official says the Taliban have launched an attack on a second Afghan city in as many days, even as a United States envoy says the US and the Taliban are at the threshold of an agreement to end

Afghanistan cease-fire push in focus in US-Taliban talks

:: US and Taliban officials have discussed proposals for a six-month cease-fire in Afghanistan and a future withdrawal of foreign troops as talks aimed at setting up peace negotiations went into a second day, Taliban sources said. The three-day meeting

First Afghan woman appointed to high Interior Ministry post

:: Afghanistan has appointed its first woman to a senior post at the Interior Ministry, naming Hosna Jalil as deputy for policy and strategic affairs. Following her appointment ceremony on Wednesday, Jalil said she relished the challenges of the job.

US peace envoy hopes for deal with Taliban in 2019

:: The US special envoy to Afghanistan hopes to cement a peace deal with Taliban insurgents by April 2019, local media reported on Sunday. The US envoy, Zalmay Khalilzad, who is in Kabul to lead talks between the United States,

Taliban destroy Afghan army base, kill 16

:: Afghan officials say the Taliban have attacked a small army base, killing 12 members of the security forces and leaving behind explosives that killed four tribal elders who had come to help collect the bodies. Safder Mohsini, head of

Deadly explosions rock Afghan capital during morning rush hour

:: At least 21 people were killed, including Agence France-Presse chief photographer Shah Marai and three other journalists, when two suicide blasts ripped through Kabul early Monday, the health ministry has confirmed. At least 27 people were wounded and rushed

Saudi Arabia condemns Kabul suicide bombing

:: An official source at the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that the kingdom strongly condemns the suicide bombing attack that targeted a voter registration center in Kabul on Sunday and killed at least 31 people while injuring 54

Death toll in Kabul attack rises to 31, ISIS claims responsibility

:: A suicide attack on a voter registration center in Kabul on Sunday killed at least 31 people and wounded 54 others, the health ministry said. The new death toll given by spokesman Wahid Majroh could not be immediately confirmed.

More than 20 killed in attacks in Afghanistan

:: A series of militant attacks in Afghanistan killed more than 20 people, officials said on Saturday, ahead of an international meeting next week aimed at building diplomatic support for hoped-for peace talks with the Taliban. Taliban militants attacked an

Afghan Taliban say they want to end war through dialogue

:: The Taliban said on Wednesday, in a rare statement to the American people, they wanted to end Afghanistan’s 17-year war through talks, while warning the message should not be seen as a sign of weakness and the fight against

Afghanistan says it has proof attackers trained in Pakistan

:: Afghanistan has given neighboring Pakistan confessions and other proof that the militants who carried out a recent series of attacks were trained in Pakistan and that Taliban leaders there are allowed to roam freely, the Afghan interior minister said

Nearly 100 killed in ambulance blast in Afghan capital Kabul

:: An ambulance packed with explosives blew up in a crowded area of Kabul on Saturday, killing at least 95 people and wounding 158 others, officials said, in an attack claimed by the Taliban. “The suicide bomber used an ambulance

Several dead as gunmen attack top Kabul hotel, take hostages

:: Gunmen attacked Kabul’s Intercontinental Hotel on Saturday, seizing hostages and exchanging gunfire with security forces as the building in the Afghan capital caught fire and residents and staff fled. Hotel manager Ahmad Haris Nayab, who escaped unhurt, said the

Suicide bomber strikes Afghan funeral, killing 15

:: An Afghan official says a suicide bomber targeting the funeral of a local official has killed at least 15 people and wounded 13. Noor Ahmad Habibi, deputy spokesman for the governor of the eastern Nangarhar province, says the bomber

Saudi Arabia condemns Kabul attack

:: Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs strongly condemned a bombing in the Afghan capital Kabul on Monday. The ministry offered its condolences to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan’s government and people on behalf of the Kingdom and wished all

Afghanistan probes reported deaths of dozens of civilians in air strikes

Ashraf Ghani

:: Afghanistan’s government is said to have ordered an investigation into reports of dozens of civilian deaths in an anti-Taliban joint offensive by Afghan and US troops in northern Kunduz province. The US-led coalition said it was assessing the reports

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